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  • Sleep apnea in kids associated with behavioral, learning problems

    Apr 04 2013...
    A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea, a common form of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), is associated with increased rates of ADHD-like behavioral problems in children as well as other adaptive and learning problems.

    “This study provides some helpful information for medical professionals consulting with parents about treatment options for children with SDB that, although it may remit, there are considerable behavioral risks associated with continued SDB,” said Michelle Perfect, PhD, the study’s lead author and assistant professor in the school psychology program in the department of disability and psychoeducational studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “School personnel should also consider the possibility that SDB contributes to difficulties with hyperactivity, learning and behavioral and emotional dysregulation in the classroom.” READ MORE>>
  • Rate of ADHD diagnosis in children is rising

    Jan 22 2013...
    A new study reports that the rate of ADHD diagnosis among children has increased over the last decade. The increase may be related to growing awareness of ADHD. Parents also should be aware of the complex link between sleep and ADHD. READ MORE>>
  • ADHD and Late Bedtimes Don't Mix for Schoolchildren

    Mar 01 2011...
    Late bedtimes and overall poor sleeping habits can easily transform an A into an F for school-aged children. Sleep is perhaps the most important factor in academic success and healthy cognitive development. READ MORE>>